Andrew and Charlotte Meyer, former owners of the following award winning guest houses, “The Homestead”, “Victoria Manor” and “Midgley’s Lodge” (Adelaide) now bring you “26 On Chamberlain Guest House”. Together, we have over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry which is reflected in the guest house having recently been awarded 4 stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa as well as been endorsed “Superior Accommodation” by the AA Quality Assured Programme, for which we are extremely proud. The Guest house is registered with the East Cape Tourism Board and is both a member of the Lukhanji Tourism Organisation and the Border/Kei Chamber of Business.
Construction of the guest house, which is completely separate from the main house commenced in July 2009 and was completed in January 2010. Originally, the property consisted of 4 erven and the address was then 100 Berry Street, until the plot was sub-divided in the 1940’s. The land was originally acquired in 1901 by H. Gripper Esq. and building commenced the following year. The house was designed in the typical Victorian style and became fondly known as “Chimney Tops”.
The design of the guest house had to meet with Heritage Council approval. One of the requirements was that the new buildings be consistent with the main house, so as to maintain the Victorian style, hence the pitched gables, false shutters and mock sash windows. The building housing bedrooms 1-5 is new, whereas bedrooms 6-10 were converted from a large stable block which was added to the property in 1937.